Apply by Jan. 18 for City Seat on the Board of Water and Soil Resources

January 10, 2022

Metro-area elected officials are eligible to apply for the opening.

Elected city officials from the seven-county metro area are encouraged to apply for an opening on the Board of Water and Soil Resources. The deadline to apply is Jan. 18.

The board oversees and coordinates the water and soil resources management activities of local units of government (e.g., counties, soil and water conservation districts, watershed districts, water management organizations) through approval of local plans, administration of state grants, cost-sharing contracts, performance evaluation, and administrative appeals and hearings.

Programs include the Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve, local water planning and implementation, Wetlands Conservation Act, soil conservation, and clean water fund. The board’s mission is to improve and protect Minnesota’s water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners.

See a list of the current board members

Monthly meetings are typically held at the board office, 520 Lafayette Rd. North, St. Paul. Board members are paid $55 per diem plus expenses.

Learn more and apply for this board on the Office of Secretary of State website

For more information about the Board of Water and Soil Resources, contact John Jaschke at or (651) 296-0878.

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